Central Leader : April 20th 2011
10 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 20, 2011 NEWS Easter Collections for all Auckland Council areas over the Easter holiday period will be one-day later. Please see the table below for your new collection day: Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper collections Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Usual collection day New collection day Friday, 22 April (Good Friday) Saturday, 23 April Monday, 25 April (Easter Monday and Anzac Day) Tuesday, 26 April Tuesday, 26 April Wednesday, 27 April Wednesday, 27 April Thursday, 28 April Thursday, 28 April Friday, 29 April Friday, 29 April Saturday, 30 April Normal collections resume Monday, 2 May RW-AK8839_CL1 Sa a d d i a ckla d! Ph pr m i d 30 April. Wi r will b draw a d c ac d by 2 May. J i w a d y 'll g i h draw wi 1 3 Ph 4 ! Wi LW_5.4.11_2 EASTER TIMETABLES FOR BUSES, TRAINS AND FERRIES Friday, 22 April to Monday 25 April On GOOD FRIDAY and EASTER MONDAY, buses will run to public holiday (Sunday) timetables. There will be no Good Friday NiteRider services. (NiteRider will run as normal on Saturday night/ Sunday morning). Airbus Express and the Manukau-Airport (380) service will operate as normal. On Good Friday and Easter Monday ferries will be running to public holiday (Sunday) timetables. There will be no trains on any lines on Good Friday. For the remainder of Easter weekend, all services will be replaced by rail bus replacement services due to ongoing track works. Bring in the elephants Auckland councillors were left wondering where the proverbial ele- phant in the room was at the parks, recreation and heritage forum last month. Members of the forum requested a report from Auckland Zoo about its proposal to import a herd of elephants. But officers from council-controlled organisation Regional Facilities Auck- land, which oversees the zoo along with a number of other council-owned attractions around the region, didn t make it to the meeting. When questioned by councillors about why no report was available, community and cultural policy man- ager Ruth Stokes told the meeting that Regional Facilities Auckland were happy to present to the forum. But she says proper process must be followed. Manukau councillor Alf Filipaina says it was disappointing not to have more information straight away. I wanted the report to come back today so I could have a better under- standing of the issues. Many councillors know little about the proposal to bring in more of the animals to join the zoo s lone elephant Burma. The plan was developed under the former Auckland City Council. Donations save the day A little help from the community was just what brokenhearted and penniless Oranga Kindergarten needed after it was robbed last month. Head teacher Jacqueline Hill says since the Central Leader ran a story about a burglary at the school earlier this month, people have been dropping by to donate money, items or just to offer condolences. We ve had people donate more than $700, three secondhand cameras, bikes and fruit for the children, Miss Hill says. Some of our families have donated up to $100 and some was donated by community members. The kindergarten community has showed its support through the event with St Andrews Kindergarten cur- rently fundraising to help and One- hunga Cuthbert Kindergarten donat- ing $200. It s absolutely tremendous and really takes away the horrible feeling left by the robbery which you could see in every parent s face, she says. The money will be used to buy a Pacific island drum and Lego for the children to play with during winter. But burglars beware, with monitored security and all valuables kept off-site, the kindergarten is not one to be targeted again.
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